August 18, 2009 — Celebrate with Disney On Ice and turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one! Disney On Ice presents Celebrations! kicks off this fall as Feld Entertainment’s newest ice production featuring a magical montage of Disney characters celebrating holidays and festivals from around the world. Launching September 2009, Disney On Ice presents Celebrations! will be the first time audiences see Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen, live on ice, from the upcoming film, Walt Disney Pictures’ The Princess and the Frog, opening November 25, 2009, in New York and Los Angeles, and nationwide on December 11.
Classic and contemporary Disney songs, an original storyline, brilliant costumes and high energy action will have audiences celebrating some of the world’s most popular events right in their hometown — from Halloween with the Disney Villains, to a Valentine’s Day Royal Ball, featuring the Disney Princesses. In a fun-packed, ice extravaganza, more than 50 characters from 16 Disney stories will converge and take audiences on a thrilling world tour to exotic destinations like Brazil for a Carnivale parade, Hawaii for a luau party and Japan for a Cherry Blossom festival.
“Disney On Ice presents Celebrations! gives families a reason to celebrate no matter what time of year it is,” says Producer Kenneth Feld. “This uplifting and unforgettable spectacle showcases different celebrations around the globe, and families will walk away remembering to celebrate the everyday joys and successes in their lives.”
“Audiences are going to love this colossal celebration,” says Producer Nicole Feld. “We take the most exciting holidays and special events and pack them into one monumental show. You can travel the world in style and experience all the fun and excitement with your favorite Disney characters, including the newest Disney Princess, Tiana.”
To create this positively unforgettable party on ice, Kenneth Feld and Nicole Feld lead a creative team of industry experts consisting of:
* Patty Vincent (Director) – Directed numerous Feld Entertainment ice and stage shows including Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Playhouse Disney Live!; began her career at Feld Entertainment as a skater 25 years ago, and has advanced in the company to become Character Development Director for all touring Disney On Ice and Disney Live! productions
* Jerry Bilik (Creative Director and Writer) – Creative team member of every Disney On Ice show throughout its thirty-year history; arranged music for a number of television series, including ”Starsky and Hutch” and ”Charlie’s Angels”
* Cindy Stuart (Choreographer) – Collaborated with Olympic Gold Medalist Robin Cousins on multiple projects; choreographed for Katarina Witt, Brian Orser, Olympic Silver Medalist Rosalyn Sumners, World Champions Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao, and Olympic Champions Jamie Salé and David Pelletier; lead choreographer for several Disney On Ice productions, including Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour
* Vanessa Leuck (Costume Designer) – Collaborated on costume design for Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy, Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® circus, Broadway’s The Little Mermaid and several Off-Broadway productions
* Robert Little (Scenic Designer) – Scenic designer for Disney On Ice presents Beauty and the Beast, Disney On Ice presents Princess Wishes and multiple Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® productions; designed musicals for Utah Festival Opera Theater and Goodspeed Musicals, along with operas for Tri-Cities Opera Company
* Alex Reardon (Lighting Designer) – Lighting designer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents ZING ZANG ZOOM®; designed concert lighting for artists including the Dixie Chicks, LeAnn Rimes, Motley Crue and Paul Simon; created lighting for the premieres of motion pictures The Hulk and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
* Doug Webster (Associate Choreographer): Former national competitor who has since choreographed for skaters on the national, international and professional levels; worked with such outstanding skaters as Olympic medalist Lu Chen and World Professional Champions Elena Leonova and Andrei Khvalko; developed a Theatre on Ice program for the Skating Club of New York; collaborated on the choreography for Disney On Ice presents Princess Wishes and Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour.
* David Pelletier (Technical Pair Coach) – 2002 Olympic Champion and 2001 World Champion with partner and wife Jamie Salé; won three consecutive Canadian Championships with Salé and became the first pairs team to receive five perfect 6.0 scores in the history of the competition; inducted into the Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame and, in 2009, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.
Disney On Ice presents Celebrations! will entertain audiences in more than 30 U.S. cities through May 2010, including: Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia and the New York area. After its debut season, Disney On Ice presents Celebrations! will tour the West Coast in 2010-2011 before traveling overseas in the fall of 2011.
Disney On Ice presents Celebrations! is just one of the many Feld Entertainment productions touring the globe in 2009-2010. Additional productions playing North America beginning this fall include Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy, Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, Disney On Ice presents Princess Classics, Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Disney Live! Rockin’ Road Show and Playhouse Disney Live!. With a growing roster of more than 30 Disney On Ice and Disney Live! spectaculars, Feld Entertainment brings the magic of Disney On Ice and Disney Live! to fans all over the world.
To find out more about Disney On Ice and to purchase tickets, visit www.disneyonice.com.